North Caucasus | Technology & innovation

Rusnano to build $47m nano-center in Stavropol region in 2012

29 Jul '11
Authorities in Stavropol region are to sign an agreement with state-run nanotechnological company Rusnano to build a nanotechnological center in the fall of 2011, news agency RIA Novosti reports citing the regional Ministry of Economics.

Construction of the center is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2012.

Under the Southern Nanotechnological Center project, the company is to build a new 5,000-square-meter building, including administrative offices and a laboratory. The project investment is estimated at over $47m. The funds are to be spent on construction of the building, purchase of high technology equipment and the nano-center maintenance. Equipment for the nano-center is to be purchased for specific projects in the nanotechnologies sector in three main directions – nano-electronics, pharmaceuticals and biotechnologies.

The nano-center is to be located on the border with the town of Mikhailovsky, seven kilometers outside Stavropol international airport.

The regional Ministry of Economic Development wrote, “During the one-day visit of specialists of Rusnano’s department of infrastructure projects, including the investment manager Kirill Ionov, the schedule for the joint project of the nanotechnological center was approved. Under plans, in August the tender is to be announced for a contract to build the center building.”

As of today, enrollment of the specialists to work in the future nano-center has started. According to the Ministry of Economic Development, Rusnano representatives have discussed methods of project selection that are to be carried out first of all with local innovation firms ESCOM and Monocrystal, as well as the leading universities – the North-Caucasus State Technical University and the Medical Academy – whose inventions are to be carried out in the Southern Nanotechnological Center.

The Southern Nanotechnological Center was announced the winner of an open contest among the projects to build nanotechnological centers in Russia, held by the Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs.
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